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  • Nova Scotia Physiotherapy Association

McKenzie Method of MDT: Part A

Location: Halifax, NS

Dates: Friday, April 24, 2020 - Sunday, April 26, 2020

McKenzie Method of MDT: Part A

Course Sponsor/Host: Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre
Location: Halifax, NS
Registration Dates: Open
Registration Fees: $695.00
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The participants will explore and extensively practice the MDT assessment, classification and management process through lectures, workshops, discussions, and patient demonstrations. The classifications of Derangement, Dysfunction and Postural syndromes are described in detail and appropriate management plans are discussed, with emphasis on the use of patient self-treatment procedures and education. Indications for the use of clinician procedures will also be discussed and the procedures demonstrated and practiced.  Subgroups not fulfilling the criteria of the McKenzie syndromes are introduced and the basis for their differential diagnosis is outlined.   Follow-up patient demonstrations will illustrate the reassessment process and allow participants to get a realistic feel and understanding of the impact of the MDT system on differing patient presentations over 2-3 treatment sessions.

Course Goals

  • Describe and discuss the basic principles of MDT and how it fits within the context of the biopsychosocial back pain experience.
  • Appropriately apply the McKenzie Method of MDT to patients with lumbar spine problems.
  • Distinguish between the MDT syndromes (Derangement, Dysfunction, Postural) and OTHER subgroups and provide appropriate management regimens for each of the MDT syndromes.
  • Identify when the application of external forces is required for the resolution of symptoms using MDT’s concept of ‘Progression of Forces’.
  • Recognise how to assist patients to design and apply the therapeutic processes to achieve management goals, taking into account any personal or environmental barriers to recovery.

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